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Summary: Ackmed, a local baker, used his dog Fluffy to guard his bread cart. Fluffy always let Bones, a local boy who was homeless, steal some bread, because he empathized with his hunger and thirst. When Ackmed caught Fluffy, he got and threatened to sell the dog. That night, Fluffy got wrapped up in a blanket and carted away. His new owners were the US Army. One of the men, Russ, was very kind. When Russ had to leave, Fluffy couldn’t come, and he was very sad. Fluffy was determined to come to America and he enlisted some animal friends to help him. This is a fictionalized version of a true story.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 8; read yourself: 9 to 13
Educational Themes: The story easily lends itself to role playing or "screenplay" for kids. Conversational topics include friendship, perseverance, problem solving, and (unfortunately) the realities of war.
Notes: A portion of the proceeds of this book go to the US War Dogs Association
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, animals, War, friendship